Following the contractor MIDAS filing for administration in January 2022, the department has now procured a replacement contractor, ISG, to complete the permanent building for North Star Academy Alternative Provision. A comprehensive site survey by ISG has uncovered that the scale of works needed to complete the build are more extensive than previously anticipated. As a result, the draft build programme received by the DfE project team suggests that the building will not be completed until July 2023 at the earliest. Bristol City Council have agreed to manage the demand for AP places in the city within its existing provision until North Star Academy can open fully in its permanent site. We anticipate this will be September 2023. DfE recognise that this will be a disappointment to all those associated with North Star Academy and would like to thank the trust and Bristol City Council for their continued co-operation and understanding.
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